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Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.

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Vote for your favorite beautiful trucker

Selected quotes from our Most Beautiful nominees: “I love this industry and wouldn’t do anything else. I have a heart of gold and would give my last roller for a fellow driver in need”... and more!

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The Mistress: ’04 Peterbilt and a 550-hp Cat

Owner-operator Robert Winkelman of Hermann, Mo., hauls logs and barrel staves from New Florence, Mo., to Lebanon, Ky., in this 2004 Peterbilt equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar C15 motor and a 13-speed transmission.

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Ice climber scales cow trailer, film at 11

A few outtakes from the April Overdrive cover shoot with owner-operator Matt Hopkins.

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Tied to a cause: Owner-operator takes Truckers Against Trafficking up the mountain

Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina to a cause, decided to take TAT with him to the top...

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Christopher Vallee builds a cabover

Photos of a work in progress from the Alaska-based seasonal hauler and custom model truck builder: Plus more vintage 1970s Overdrive magazines, collected...

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Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

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Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

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Two drivers deliver baby in Denny’s, named Highway Angels

Drivers Fred Robatcek and Peter Holland had their breakfasts interrupted Thanksgiving weekend last year to help a woman deliver her baby at a Denny's in Texarkana, Ark.

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Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in this photo gallery with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her owner-operator father to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color.

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